Upcoming Auditions

Join the City Park Players family – come and audition for a show!  All CPP auditions are open to everyone – both experienced actors and first-timers!  We love to meet new people in our community, and we’d love for you to join us!

Anyone interested in working backstage (set construction, set painting, stage crew) is also invited to attend an audition – we’d love to chat!

Dial ‘M’ for Murder  

             Sept 3 at 10am
              Sept 5 at 6pm
CAST NEEDED: 5 men / 1 woman
Inside the Kress Theatre lobby, 1101 Third St., Alexandria
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Tony Wendice: 30-40s. A former professional tennis player, Tony is controlling, jealous, manipulative, slightly snobbish and very upper class. 

Margot Wendice: 25-30s. Margot is the charming and naïve wife of Tony. 

Max Halliday: 25-40s. An American murder mystery writer- bright, charming, but decidedly middle class.

Captain Lesgate: 30-40s. An old college schoolmate of Tony’s and a convicted criminal –  desperate for cash and has rather loose morals. 

Inspector Hubbard: 30-50s. A police inspector. A bit eccentric but ultimately good  and a thorough, thoughtful detective.

Thompson: A police officer. Minor role.

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her.  The police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth.  Dial ‘M’ for Murder is not so much a “whodunit” as a “will-he-get-away-with it” thriller. 

CPP Audition FAQs

Where are auditions?

  • CPP auditions are held in the lobby of the Kress Theatre – 1102 Third St, Alexandria.

How should I prepare?

  • All CPP auditions are cold read auditions, which are auditions where you come in with nothing memorized; you will receive the material on arrival at your audition.

  • Do a little research of the show to become familiar with the characters, time period, and story.

  • Be punctual and adaptable!

How does an audition work?

  • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete an audition form. The show director will assign parts to everyone and you’ll read through excerpts together.  The director will most likely ask you to read more than one part.

How long will it last?

  • About 1 hour.

When will the cast list be finalized?

  • Within 2 weeks of the audition date.

How much does it cost to be in a show?

  • Nothing!  CPP is a community theatre and we don’t charge a production fee for cast and crew.

How can I become more involved with CPP?

From Board membership to front of house, we’re always searching for people who are interested in taking an active role with CPP.  Send an email to and let us know how you want to help. We’ll be in touch!